34th Issue | May, 2020


Guiding Needle Acupuncture has the following mission: “To elevate the consciousness, robust health and vitality of humanity.”



Is being positive really that important, other than making you an enjoyable person to be around? Turns out it is.

A Mayo Clinic research article entitled: "Positive thinking: Stop negative self-talk to reduce stress" explains health benefits that positive thinking may provide:

  • Increased life span
  • Lower rates of depression
  • Lower levels of distress
  • Greater resistance to the common cold
  • Better psychological and physical well-being
  • Better cardiovascular health and reduced risk of death from cardiovascular disease
  • Better coping skills during hardships and times of stress

What can you do to stay positive?

During COVID-19 the world is experiencing a virus that is affecting people’s health, lifestyle, business, and more. Many are sheltering in their homes at the request of their government. Some are working from home instead of at their office. Others are watching their savings go up and down as investments change. It’s a lot of extra stress that can be very challenging to manage.


There are choices we can each make to stay positive and lessons we can learn from this experience. Remember the words of Jean Luc Picard, "To say you have no choice is a failure of imagination."


Here are a few examples of positive choices we can each apply to our daily lives:


  • Pause, reflect, introspect and remember what really matters in each brand new moment of now. Spend time in nature and really feel gratitude and appreciation for all the good things you already have in your life.
  • Spending more time in meditation calms the nerves and brings one back to center.
  • Prepare for tomorrow, today. Set intentions, organize, plan to set and achieve your goals, write down your specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, time framed goals. Follow your written goals with action to the best of your ability. The power of intention is as simple as plotting a course, sailing and then periodically reviewing your progress. 
  • Focus on helping yourself, invest in yourself, rediscover priorities to nourish your own destiny. Read, play your favourite instrument, create art, go for a walk outdoors, learn something new, self acupressure, self massage, exercise, stretch, enjoy Yoga, Qigong, Tai chi, spend time with animals and nature.
  • Share with the convenience of technology such as Zoom or Skype video calling, it is better than a phone call. It is amazing that we have this kind of connective technology!!
  • Reevaluate how to be more mindful and inclusive.


The normal tension of day-to-day life, along with deficiencies of daily nutrients, puts our bodies under a tremendous amount of stress. That is why it is so essential to take nutritional supplements supporting daily nutrition.


Is it true that mineral depletion of the soil is so bad in the US, that in 1997, you’d have to eat 26 apples to get the same amount of iron from an apple eaten in 1950?


Give your body the nutritional building block resources it requires to thrive! Discover what the chemical composition of the human body is. Why are minerals important and learn what the best bioavailable, plant, mineral complexes are. Enjoy 👉 the best of the best products available anywhere to help you live a life of superior robust health and vitality.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or address any disease, illness or malady. Always consult your health care provider prior to taking any nutritional product of regimen.

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* Public Announcement: Mandatory order from the Government of Alberta to close all non-essential, close contact businesses.

Dear patients, the clinic has been temporarily closed due to COVID-19, as per government regulations and comprehending the necessary precautions. As of March 27, 2020 at 3:30pm, Premier Jason Kenney read a statement announcing new measures including a call for immediate closure of all non-essential close contact businesses, which includes clinics and regulated professionals. We will notify via email and our social medial pages when we can re-open. The clinic will resume treatments as soon as this mandatory closure is lifted, keep posted for updates, check our Facebook and Instagram pages for re-opening details and announcements. Take this time as an opportunity to rest and honor yourself fully. Be well everyone, I honor the space in which you exist! 😀

Enjoy the convenience of scheduling appointments online in real-time, 24/7

The Guiding Needle Acupuncture wellness process is designed to help you achieve your personal health and wellness goals. First time patients, begin by conveniently scheduling a comprehensive initial acupuncture assessment/treatment online. 

At your FREE initial 60 minute comprehensive acupuncture assessment, you meet one-on-one with Thomas to discuss your case in a no-pressure environment. This gives you the opportunity to see if Thomas' services are an ideal fit for you, and Thomas will have the opportunity to determine his ability to help your unique case.

An acupuncture treatment fee of $90 applies for treatment following this free initial 60 minute acupuncture assessment.

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Thank you for choosing Guiding Needle Acupuncture as your provider of quality traditional Chinese medicine. I choose to be of great service to you, your family and friends now and for future years to come. May the blessings be.

Thomas Nerbas R.Ac, PFT

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#50 - 17 Boudreau Road
St. Albert AB